4 Diversified Utilities Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | December 31, 2012 3:00 pm

4 Diversified Utilities Stocks to Sell Now

For the current week, the overall ratings of four Diversified Utilities stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP[2]) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. CenterPoint Energy is a public utility holding company that operates electric transmission and distribution facilities, interstate pipelines, and facilities for gathering, processing, and treating natural gas. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Sales Growth, CNP also gets an F. For a full analysis of CNP stock, visit Portfolio Grader[3].

Dominion Resources (NYSE:D[4]) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Dominion Resources provides electricity, natural gas and related services to customers mainly in the eastern region of the United States. The stock gets F’s in Cash Flow and Sales Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 25.30. To get an in-depth look at D, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of D stock[5].

NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE[6]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. NorthWestern provides electricity and natural gas in the Upper Midwest and Northwest serving customers in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWE stock[7].

TECO Energy (NYSE:TE[8]) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). TECO is an energy-related holding company with businesses engaged in regulating electric and gas utility operations, coal mining, and unregulated electric generation. For a full analysis of TE stock, visit Portfolio Grader[9].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[10] stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here[11].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. CNP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CNP
  3. For a full analysis of CNP stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CNP
  4. D: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=D
  5. To get an in-depth look at D, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of D stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=D
  6. NWE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NWE
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NWE
  8. TE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TE
  9. For a full analysis of TE stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TE
  10. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  11. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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